California prison psychiatrist David L. Hoban sentenced on fraud conviction

September 15, 2010

On July 20, 2010, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against psychiatrist David Louis Hoban.

Hoban worked as a contract psychiatrist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) assigned to the Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP).  Between March 1, 2007 and June 30, 2007, Hoban fraudulently billed or caused to be billed 241.8 hours of work that he did not actually provide.  In addition, on fifteen separate dates during the same period, he falsified contractor volunteer logs that provided entry and exit times from the prison grounds; Hoban entered an exit time later than the actual time he had left the prison grounds.

Hoban was indicted on November 20, 2008 with four counts of felony violations of presenting false and fraudulent contractor’s daily worksheets for payment to the State of California, two counts of felony violations for falsifying the entry and exit logs to SVSP, one count of a felony violation for knowingly and designedly by false and fraudulent representation and pretense defrauding the State of California for the sum of $60,446, and one count of felony violation for unlawfully conspiring with co-defendants to commit the crime of theft by false pretense in altering and falsifying entry and exit logs for SVSP.

On December 22, 2009, Hoban entered a conditional plea to a single felony violation and the court reduced the conviction to a misdemeanor.  Hoban was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to 300 hours of community service and to compete a theft offender class.  He was required to pay restitution to the State of California in the amount of $42,425.

Source: Accusation in the Matter of the Accusation Against David Louis Hoban, M.D., Physician and Surgeon Certificate No. G21690, Case No. 03-2010-204516. 


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